Wild Horse State Recreation Area

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Wild Horse State Recreation Area
Nevada State Park
2014-09-25 08 36 52 Sign at the entrance to Wild Horse State Recreation Area on Wild Horse Reservoir, Nevada.JPG
Country  United States
State  Nevada
County Elko
Nearest city Elko
Elevation 6,250 ft (1,905 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°40′15″N 115°47′59″W / 41.67083°N 115.79972°W / 41.67083; -115.79972Coordinates: 41°40′15″N 115°47′59″W / 41.67083°N 115.79972°W / 41.67083; -115.79972 [1]
Area 119.58 acres (48 ha) [2]
Established 1979 [3]
Management Nevada Division of State Parks
Location in Nevada
Website: Wild Horse State Recreation Area

Wild Horse State Recreation Area is a public recreation area located on the northeast shore of Wild Horse Reservoir, approximately 67 miles (108 km) north of Elko, Nevada.[3] The 120-acre (49 ha) park is a popular destination for fishing, and especially ice fishing, on the reservoir, which was created in 1937 and enlarged to cover 2,830 acres (1,150 ha) with the creation of a new dam in 1969.[4] In addition to year-round fishing, the park offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, ice skating, sledding, snowmobiling, and skiing.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wild Horse State Recreation Area". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Inventory of State Lands" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Lands. May 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Wild Horse State Recreation Area". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Wild Horse State Recreation Area Brochure" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Parks. November 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 1, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 

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